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Old 08-25-2011, 08:32 PM   #1
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forming for a monolithic footer slab


What is the best way to form this after the footer is dug
i have trouble forming because the walls are weak and the stacks do not hold the form boards good?

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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longer and/or more frequent stakes, then tie-backs on the outside every 4'. worked for me.

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:42 AM   #3
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I use 2x12 form boards with 2 stakes every 4' most of the ground around here is hard so 3' stakes work good, put 1 stake vertical and one at a 45 angle to give support from having the board blowout. I always spray a releasing agent on the boards before I pour, makes it easy to strip the forms.
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